Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced that ten partners have received Infor Partner of the Year Awards at the annual Infor Americas Partner Summit. Winners were selected based on performance during the last fiscal year and recognized during today's opening general session by Jeff Abbott, senior vice president of Channels and Alliances, for their exceptional achievements. This marks the third year that Infor has distinguished top partners through this awards program, highlighting the most impactful members of the Infor Partner Network (IPN) in front of peers, Infor leaders and industry media and analysts.
"These awards were designed as a means for Infor to tell our partner community how much we appreciate their unwavering efforts to help customers maximize their return on investment in Infor products," said Lisa Joseph, vice president, North American Channels, Infor. "The companies recognized, along with every member of the IPN, have proven invaluable through their dedication to Infor technology and ingenuity in regard to the future direction of the program."
Award categories are based on individual products, industries and regions, with winners including Bails & Associates for Services Partner of the Year and Cimatic Mexico for Latin American Partner of the Year. Industry and product-specific recognitions were awarded to Smart Solutions International for Office of the CFO Partner of the Year, Guide Technologies for XA Partner of the Year, Synergy Resources for Manufacturing Partner of the Year, Eclipse for Manufacturing New Partner of the Year, and Earnest & Associates for Greatest Year-over-Year Growth in Distribution. Awards based exclusively on sales performance were conferred to Decision Resources for Manufacturing Most New Business, Central Data Systems for Distribution Most New Business, and Novipro for Largest Channel Transaction.
Aaron Johnson, account executive at Guide Technologies, received a special individual recognition as the XA Star Performer of the Year.
"Our relationship with Infor is very symbiotic because we work collaboratively to address the needs and challenges of manufacturers through technology," said Aaron Johnson, account executive, Guide Technologies. "It is an honor to be acknowledged among my peers and to receive this designation from a company that truly recognizes the value of partners in its overall strategy."
The IPN is a global network designed to provide the tools and resources necessary to help partners grow a profitable and sustainable business around Infor products.
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit infor.com.
Infor customers include:
19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
10 of the top 10 high tech companies
10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
22 of the 25 largest US healthcare delivery networks
16 of the 20 largest US cities
20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
16 of the top 20 global retailers
4 of the top 5 brewers
21 of the top 30 global banks
6 of the top 10 global luxury brands.